Since , Sports Illustrated has collected pictures of the world's hottest women in its annual "Swimsuit Edition," including not only the most popular and beautiful models but also celebrities and athletes, all dressed in swimsuits. Though the bikini was first invented in the s, it has often been suggested that the Sports Illustration Swimsuit Edition was really responsible for popularizing the now-mainstream style of swimwear. Sports Illustrated editor Andre Laguerre first developed the swimsuit edition to fill the winter months that are traditionally slow in the world of sports. After the Super Bowl, in the midst of the NBA season but before baseball season begins ramping up, the Swimsuit Issue gave the magazine something eagerly anticipated to publish, that would feature a gorgeous woman on the cover. The only woman who was not a professional model to appear on the cover was Beyonce Knowles in who notably had a line of bikinis to promote at the time. This is a list of every woman who has appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
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But for swimsuit models, bikini season is a year-round job. From shoots in the Bahamas to the California coast and islands of Hawaii, there is no shortage of sunshine or sexy swim styles. When it comes to ruling the beach, it looks like models from America are at the top of the list. No matter the case, all the girls are gorgeous in their own right! Discover the best swimsuit models below. Pages: 1 2.
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